Various … oil and soft pastel experiments

'Oil Poppies' Approx. 12" x 8" Underpainting of alcohol inks, added area of gold metal effect medium, then overpainted with oils (not artist quality) on canvas board. I didn't have any linseed oil or other mediums, as well as cleaning solvents, so was hesitant to try out these oils but then discovered that I could … Continue reading Various … oil and soft pastel experiments

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Art exhibition!

I'm very pleased to write here that I'm going to be exhibiting five works in a local show, which is to be held towards the end of October.  I understand up to a hundred artists take part in this exhibition, so this is a brilliant chance for me to meet and mingle with fellow painterly … Continue reading Art exhibition!

Another one bites the dust …

Surprisingly (for me ... well, it always is) ... I had a lot of interest in my Poppy painting and potentially it is now sold - pending collection.   Woop woop ... crack open the bubbly 🙂 "Poppies" 20" x 16" x 1/2" Acrylics on stretched canvas.

Some new thingies

"New beginning" Acrylic, inks, gels and pastes on stretched canvas. 17½" x 23½" x ½" Close up of texture.   "Going for a walk" Acrylics on stretched canvas 20" x 16" x ½" Close up of texture:

And flip …

I was moving things around over the weekend and 'accidentally' stacked my latest large painting the wrong way up.  When I stood back and looked at it, I realised that it is far more dynamic this way up and has more sense of presence.   There is something almost cathedral in the illusion of space.   … Continue reading And flip …